Welcome to Maple Manor Farms, breeders of Kiko Goats.
Maple Manor is owned by Patrick and Ann Dunning of Carthage,
North Carolina. We did significant research on the best low
maintenance goat requiring low maintenance and decided to go
with Kikos. We are now hooked. Kikos are classified as meat
goats, but also have good milk production.
THE GOALS OF MAPLE MANOR FARMS
||Produce quality 100% New
Zealand Kikos and
American Purebreds kiko goats that are healthy & have excellent
qualities for breeding stock.
|| Use the most natural means of raising our goats
|| Share knowledge & resources with others interested in raising Kiko
|| Working toward building a farm that will be profitable and a good
example to others.
Check out our For
Sale pages. We have categorized them, to make it easier for you to
look for the type of goat you are interested in.
All breeding stock
goats born here will have birth weights, 90 day weighs, 2 CDT shots, a Scrapie
tag and a microchip, if registered. We try to handle all kids frequently to try
to get them easy to handle in the future.
We currently are members of the International Kiko Goat
Association and NKR. All of our
goats are registered with the IKGA and several are dual
registered with the IKGA and AKGA. Our current sire is
registered with all three kiko associations. Click on the tab
above titled Links, and it will take you to our Links page.
Click on IKGA and AKGA for more details about kikos and the
associations. All of our goats are parent verified and kids can
be parent verified.
We are excited that IKGA membership now accepts NKR New Zealand
& Purebred registered goats if sire verified. This will make
things so much easier for farmers, that have goats from
Genotyping & Parent Verification: Breeders pull about 50 hairs
with follicles attached and submit it to the association they
are affiliated with. We submit our goat's DNA to the IKGA which
uses the UC Davis Genetic Laboratory in California. All of our
kids can be and usually are parent verified via DNA. This
practice assures customers get the bloodlines they are
Alpha S1 Casein DNA Testing for goats: This is a test that looks
for a particular protein that is carried through the goat milk
to kids. Goats with variants of As and/or Bs are considered to
have high levels of this protein. This protein is linked to high
weight gain in kids and good cheese making. NNT'S Z41 a previous
sire, possesses this trait based on DNA.